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Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Volunteer Rachel Reese photographs Daisy, a Pitbull mix, in a portable studio that she set up in the Matanuska Susitna Borough Animal Care Facility near Palmer on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Reese has created a Facebook page "Alaskan Shelter Dogs" and has made it her mission to help find the dog…

April 20, 2014 2:34 pm
News from home

News from home

The Richardson Highway, near Mile 16, is buried under debris from a massive avalanche in Snowslide Gulch, right, near Keystone Canyon and the Lowe River as road crews wait for the flooding to recede on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Alaska highway officials say the lake behind the "Damalanche" th…

January 31, 2014 1:57 pm
Company pulls out of huge Alaska mine project

Company pulls out of huge Alaska mine project

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, center, listens as people voice their concerns about the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska. Critics say the huge project threatens to damage vital habitat for wild salmon. The meeting, in August, was at the Iliamna Lake Lodge near the planned mine site.

September 16, 2013 4:47 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Mitch Seavey is the first musher to leave White Mountain, Alaska, toward the finish line in Nome on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Seavey, 53, had won the race previously in 2004. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News/MCT)

March 17, 2013 3:23 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Mitch Seavey holds his lead dogs, Tanner, left, and Taurus, as he poses for photographers at the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race in Nome, Alaska, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Seavy became the oldest winner and a two-time Iditarod champion. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill…

March 17, 2013 3:22 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Paul Gebhardt drives his dog team up the sea wall in Nome during the finish of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Mitch Seavey and 10 dogs crossed the Nome finish line to cheering crowds to win Alaska's grueling test of endurance. For reaching Nome first, Seavey w…

March 17, 2013 3:22 pm
Around the nation

Around the nation

After mushing some 930 miles for nine days, only 13 minutes separated the top teams in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Mitch Seavey, above, was the first team to the last checkpoint, 77 miles from the finish line in Nome, on Tuesday. Aliy Zirkle, last year's runner-up, followed.

March 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser drives his dog team up the wind-swept Yukon River as he nears Kaltag, Alaska, on Saturday, March 9, 2013. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News/MCT)

March 10, 2013 4:53 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

The dog team of Mike Ellis round the corner at 4th Avenue and Cordova Street during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. The competitive portion of the 1,000-mile race is scheduled to begin Sunday in Willow, Alaska. (AP Ph…

March 03, 2013 4:40 pm
Photos: Animal shots of the week

Photos: Animal shots of the week

Anchorage Fire Department Engineer Pat O'Shea carries a cat that was rescued from the structure fire in a 22-unit apartment building in Government Hill on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Nobody was injured and and a dog was also rescued from the blaze that displaced 40 people. (AP Photo/Anchorage D…

January 13, 2013 8:53 pm
Christmas weather: The good and the bad

Christmas weather: The good and the bad

Kris Jones and his wife Robin Grendahl hang on to their son Erik Jones, 7, while ice skating at Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage during a snowstorm on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)

December 26, 2012 2:55 pmLoading…
Animal photos of the week

Animal photos of the week

Ana Avila took her 6-month-old dog Lola cross country skiing for the first time in the fresh snow on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Russian Jack Springs Park in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)

December 16, 2012 3:55 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Talkeetna resident Katie Writer prepares to give retired sled dog Abby a ride to the house as her husband Tod Marder steadies the windsurfing board as flooding began to recede on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)

September 24, 2012 3:44 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

In this photo taken Monday, July 16, 2012, a black bear walks past the front door of a home in East Anchorage, Alaska, as it looked for garbage cans to rummage through for food. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)

July 23, 2012 1:47 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Rookie Marie-Anick Alie of Inukvik, Northwest Territories, rounds a corner near Goose Lake on the final day of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous World Championship Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)

February 27, 2012 1:06 pm
Wintering Ducks

Wintering Ducks

A mallard looks for a place to land amongst the hundreds of ducks wintering over at the Cuddy Family Midtown Park in Anchorage, Alaska during below zero temperatures on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.

January 20, 2012 7:00 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

In this Nov. 8, 2011 photo, Brian McGorry of Alaska Search & Rescue Dogs and his avalanche rescue dog Fundy search the wooded area near University Lake with Susie Baxted-Edge of the APD search team search for runner Marko Cheseto in Anchorage, Alaska. Cheseto an All-American cross countr…

November 14, 2011 2:01 pm

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